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									                           Abilene Christian University
            SAMPLE REFERENCE CHECK QUESTIONS
1. On a scale of 1-10 (with 1 as low and 10 as high), how easy was _____________to
   supervise?

2. What was the greatest challenge in supervising?


3. What did you find that motivated _____________ to do his/her best work?


4. How well does _____________ make decisions, particularly when dealing with
   incomplete or ambiguous information? Can you give me an example?


5. Would you describe_____________ as a team player? If so, why?


6. Describe _____________’s work style in interacting with supervisors, subordinates,
   peers and people outside the organization.


7. Give me an example of how _____________ sells ideas and projects to others.


8. In terms of _____________’s work style, can you give me an example of his/her ability
   to focus and complete projects and work in a timely and through manner?


9. Give me and example of a time that _____________ got frustrated or angry on the job.
   How did he/she handle it?


10. _____________ strikes me as someone who likes to abide by the rules. What
    happens when things fall outside of the realm of the rules?


11. All of us have strengths and weaknesses. What are _____________’s weaknesses?


12. Of all the people you have supervised during your career, please rank _____________
   on a scale of 1-10. What would make him/her a 10?


13. Is there anything else you would like me to know about _____________?


                                                                       Revised 6/29/2010

								
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